We start at 10:25 with an organic assortment of pairings to compliment and enhance smooth, beautiful varietals while listening to how the Clif Bar started and added a winery. Next we get a small but mighty taste of Goose & Gander’s famous mushroom soup paired with a Napa Cab. Learn why the converted home is called "The Martini House." Next we visit Olivier’s, fashioned after the dreamy boutiques in France, where you will sample beautiful olive oils, balsamic, caramels and custards. You even get a delicious gift to bring home. We enjoy our last savory pairing at Archetype Restaurant, where they embrace all food sensitivities and where we sample my favorite, memorable, flavorful "spa food." We finale at Woodhouse Chocolate for our chocolate truffle on a sweet note. **We point to the original Bakery where Oprah Winfrey put the English Muffins on all foodie’s “must-try" list, we recommend you get muffins before or after the tour, as it is too busy and unpredictable for the tone of our experience, but still worth mentioning.
I've been a local for 25 years and live in the Sonoma Plaza neighborhood, running our family tour business for 4 wine country towns + Sausalito. I have been in the wine industry for 10+ years and developed pairing tours to share my passion with other curious visitors. After 5 years of guiding, I joined the Guild of Sommeliers and earned my first level of four with the Court of Master of Sommeliers. My adult kids and I guide with 3 other professionals who have helped us earn two positions in the Top 15 Best Foodie Tours in the US, by US News & World Reports. We all educate our palates and minds by traveling to note-worthy restaurants locally and internationally. Look for our Napa, Yountville, St Helena & Sausalito experiences on Abnb too! You can find them by clicking on my profile photo.
Enough food for brunch will be provided in the course of three hours.
One flight of wine at 1st stop Half a glass of local wine (or mini cocktail)at two restaurant stops
Clif Family Winery for a brunch pairing Goose & Gander Restaurant for a surprise pairing Model Bakery - for an english muffin Olivier's (olive oil and more) - sampling oils, balsamic, condiments and more Woodhouse Chocolates - sample truffles and see the production line Archetype Restaurant- In case you aren't full yet, get inspired for healthy offerings at this beautiful restaurant with farm-to table offerings.
We will have a total of approximately 3 glasses of wine over the course of 3 hours. Sometimes servers pour a little more. Most of your drinking will happen in the first hour and a half of our tour.
St Helena Foodie Tour with Local Wine!